Passing Landscapes

Tzeng Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition Catalog

Passing Landscapes not only expands on established series, but also develops two new ones, Landscape – Uphill and Landscape – Circuit. Regardless of belonging to new or old series, all works are rich in subject matter and exceptional in execution. New works from the Bloom series have new blossoms of creativity; new Swaying Flowers are brighter and more colorful; and new works from the gold-foiled The Flower of Plenary have expanded on the central circular motif into more elaborate compositions, while retaining the strong visual impact of the gold-foil.


Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, Oct 2020
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Curator: Elaine Suyu Liu
Editor: Ming Kong
Translation: Timothy Chang (Unless Credited Otherwise)
Paperback: 96 Pages
Demensions: 30 x 23 x 1 cm
ISBN: 978-986-94948-5-4
Price: NT$ 1, 000


Passing Leaps and Bounds by Elaine Suyu Liu
Colors of Nature by Lin Han-chun (Translated by Huang Yeh-chien)

Plates: (Excerpts)
The Land of Light, the Birth of Color by Tzeng Yong-ning
Passing Leaps and Bounds by Elaine Suyu Liu
Glowing Nature by Wang Pin-hua
Passing Leaps and Bounds by Elaine Suyu Liu
From Color to My Gorgeous Island by Hsiao Yi-ling
Fragmentation, Mending, and Pasting by Shen Keng-li

Chronology:
Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
Artist-in-Residence
Public Collections
Awards


2020 © Loftyart Gallery


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Taiwan’s Cultural Minister Lee Yung-te and Executive Director Jordan Reeves of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei visited Tzeng Yong-ning’s solo exhibition – Passing Landscapes today on October 5th, 2020 at Loftyart Gallery. Lee and Reeves were impressed by Tzeng’s work, especially the strong use of colors and the incorporation of Taiwanese elements, such as flowers and temple motifs.
We hope Tzeng Yong-ning’s art can become a part of a Taiwanese and Canadian art exchange in the near future.



From Left: Gallery Director Elaine Liu, Executive Director Jordan Reeves, Artist Tzeng Yong-ning, Cultural Minister Lee Yung-te, Manager Richard Chang, and Art Director Timothy Chang. Photo: Ming Kong

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The Art of War, an ancient military treatise composed of thirteen chapters, is traditionally attributed to the military strategist Sun Wu, and dated to the Late Spring and Autumn Period (771 – 476 BCE). While in antiquity, the text served as a primer for inspiring soldiers, it has expanded its influence into politics, economics, and commerce in modern times.

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Wei Guangqing drew inspiration from Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) woodblock illustrations of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, in which thirteen chapters and two additional portraits of Sun Wu and his disciple Sun Bin comprise a total of fifteen images. Wei highlights characters in bright colors, representative of his iconic Cultural Pop style, while juxtaposing the illustration against a dull grey chessboard background, in which the arrangements of the game pieces all result in a draw. Wei attracts further visual interest by applying varying thickness of paint on different color planes, creating an intricate relief effect.

Wei Guangqing’s Cultural Pop reexamines a classical text and reinterprets the value of traditional culture in a contemporary setting. In Wei’s Art of War, the composition is intelligently planned out and painting meticulously executed, in the fashion of a military exercise or a skillful game of chess. Ultimately, the viewer is invited to reflect on the ancient wisdom of the legendary Sun Tzu and find resonance in the strategy of their modern lives.

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Wei Guangqing, The Art of War, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 80 x 80 cm x 16 © Wei Guangqing

Passing Landscapes

Tzeng Yong-ning
October 10 – December 12, 2020




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Passing Landscapes not only expands on established series, but also develops two new ones, Landscape – Uphill and Landscape – Circuit. Regardless of belonging to new or old series, all works are rich in subject matter and exceptional in execution. New works from the Bloom series have new blossoms of creativity; new Swaying Flowers are brighter and more colorful; and new works from the gold-foiled The Flower of Plenary have expanded on the central circular motif into more elaborate compositions, while retaining the strong visual impact of the gold-foil.

Landscape – Uphill feature an ensemble of bizarre shapes stacked on top of each other, in which the title Uphill suggests movement and sense of growth. Landscape – Circuit is inspired by a sub-genre of painting in the early Song Dynasty called Small Scenery Painting (xiao jing). At a more intimate scale, more attention is given to detail, where each and every detail is intertwined and tightly knit into the overall composition, and the sense of movement appears to flow in a continuous array of lines and circles; hence the name Circuit.

October 10 – December 12, 2020
Hours: 2:00 – 6:00 pm


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Gallery Director Elaine Liu, Executive Director Jordan Reeves, Artist Tzeng Yong-ning, Cultural Minister Lee Yung-te, Manager Richard Chang, & Art Director Timothy Chang. Photo: Ming Kong

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Passing Landscapes

Tzeng Yong-ning Solo Exhibition
Lofty Culture & Art, 2020
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Chen Yufei
1962Born in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China
1982Gradated from the Department of Fine Art, Anhui Normal University, Hefei
1999Graduated from the Department of Fine Art, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
Present Associate Professor of the School of Architecture and Art, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013Tangled Dislocation, Chen Yufei & Ma Baozhong, National Chiao Tung University Art Center, Hsinchu
2010Reboot, Galerie Juger, Shanghai
2009Rearview Mirror: A Retrospective of Chen Yufei’s Work 1984 – 1996, Magee Art Gallery, Beijing
2008Year in Review – Chen Yufei, Shengling Art Gallery, Shanghai
2007Emergency Brakes – Chen Yufei, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2005Chen Yufei, M. Sutherland Fine Arts, New York, US
2002Chen Yufei Solo Exhibition, Avant-Garde Gallery, Shanghai
1997Chen Yufei’s Open Studio, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
1996Knots – Art Exhibition of Chen Yufei, Great Wall Hotel, Beijing
1994Chen Yufei’s Art Space, Yun Feng Gallery, Beijing
1993Chen Yufei Solo Exhibition, Ron Einblau Gallery, Vancouver
1992Chen Yufei Solo Exhibition, Gallery 13, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013Voices of the Unseen – Parallel Exhibition of the 55th Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
2012In the Prime of Vitality, Loftyart Gallery, Taipei
201120 Years – Two Generations of Artists at Red Gate, Island6 Art Center, Shanghai; Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Red Gate Launch Pad – Celebrating 10 Years of Artists in Residence, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2010Landscape in Transition – Yuzi Paradise International Art Symposium, Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai
21st Century Visual Artistic Archives Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2008Art is Nothing – Beijing 798 Art Festival, 798 Art District, Beijing
Paintings and Sculptures in Digital Age, Chengdu Gallery, Chengdu
Art Charity China – 2008 China Contemporary Art International Tour Exhibition, Beijing; Hong Kong; Tokyo
Red Gate Stars – Different Perspectives, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2007Here and Now, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
Four Directions of Avant-Garde Chinese Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
2006Limited and Free, Hubei Art Center, Wuhan
2005International Art Camp, Beijing
The First Five Artists in Residence Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Together & Different, 798 Ren Art Center, Beijing
2004Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
A Sack of Rice – Performance and Theatre Festival, Berlin, Germany
New Year 2004 – Image, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Gwangju, South Korea
8-2 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing Art Documents Storehouse, Beijing
Double imagination, Shenghua Arts Centre, Nanjing
2002Triennial of Chinese Arts, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Touching Memory, Yi Dian Gallery, Shanghai
2001Metaphysical, Physical, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
100 Faces Photograph of Conception, Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany
1999China 46 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia; Taipei; New York, US
1997Rundgung, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
1989China Avant-Garde – No U-Turn, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1986China 85′ New Wave Touring Exhibition, Zhuhai; New York, US

CV

Ma Baozhong
1965Born in Nehe City, Heilongjiang Province, China
1987Admitted to the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Presently working and living in Beijing
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013Tangled Dislocation, Chen Yufei & Ma Baozhong, National Chiao Tung University Art Center, Hsinchu
2000Forefront Existence, Yunfeng Gallery, Beijing
1995Exhibition of Ma Baozhong’s Oil Paintings, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013Voices of the Unseen – Parallel Exhibition of the 55th Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
2012In the Prime of Vitality, Loftyart Gallery, Taipei
2010Landscape in Transition – 2009 Yuzi Paradise International Art Symposium, Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai
2005City and Body, Face to Face Gallery, Beijing
Middle – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Cabinet, Songzhuang Art Headquarters, Beijing
2004The Exhibition of North Artists, Ge Yuan Tang Gallery, Beijing
2003Chinese Art Today, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing
Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Chang Xiu, Beijing
2002Golden Harvest: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Exhibition of Chinese Art, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome Italy; Ludwig Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Gallery of Bydgoszcz City Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Dream Maker, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
2001Virtual Future, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Chengdu Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu
2000Shanyuan Artists’ Open Studio, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing
Image Beijing – 10 Artists Focusing on Beijing, Beijing Theatre, Beijing
1999Gate of the Century – Exhibition of Chinese Arts 1979 – 1999, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu
Document Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Goethe Institute, Beijing
1998Represent the People – Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
1997Floating – Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Art Gallery of Fuzhou Academy of Painting, Fuzhou
Contemporary Sketch of China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1996Reality, Today, Tomorrow, Art Gallery of Beijing International Art Palace, Beijing
The 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Studies of Fine Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
1994The 8th National Exhibition of Fine Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1993The 1st National Oil Painting Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing